Gravina Announced as Chairman of PCOM's Board of TrusteesNovember 10, 2021
Thomas J. Gravina was voted in today as the next chairman of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s
(PCOM) Board of Trustees, effective immediately. A member of the board since 2003 and vice chairman since
2015, Gravina is the fourth board chair to serve in this singular role in the institution’s
history. He will succeed chairman John P. Kearney, who served as chairman since 2014, and will remain on the board as vice chairman
“My years as chairman of the PCOM Board of Trustees are some of the fondest of my
career,” said Kearney. “I am immensely proud of our accomplishments, including extending
our reach with the establishment of our PCOM South Georgia location, growing our endowment and keeping tuition costs low. I am confident PCOM
and the board are in excellent hands with Tom as chair, and I wish him the very best.”
Gravina aims to grow the PCOM Foundation, which currently has more than $500 million
in endowments, and expand PCOM’s successful Primary Care Innovation Fund. PCOM launched the Innovation Fund in 2016, and is the first osteopathic medical
school in the country to establish an investment fund to create a new revenue stream
for the college, while investing in innovative products and services focused on primary
care. Gravina will remain chairman of the PCOM Foundation Committee and will continue
serving on the Finance, Audit, Executive and Compensation Committees.
“It is my great privilege to chair the PCOM Board of Trustees at a transformational
time in the college’s history,” said Gravina. “On behalf of the board, I want to thank
John for his tireless commitment to service as chairman and for his many years on
the board. I look forward to following his lead to establish a clear and thoughtful
vision for the future of PCOM that positions the college for exponential growth in
the years ahead and capitalizes on the tremendous potential of our students, faculty
Gravina is currently executive chairman of Evolve IP, a company he co-founded in 2006.
Evolve IP is a cloud technology company, serving commercial clients in the U.S. and
various other countries around the world. Evolve IP has been named as one of America’s
50 Best Places to Work (Inc. Magazine), Best Entrepreneurial Companies (Entrepreneur Magazine) and Fastest-Growing Technology Companies (Deloitte Fast 500). In his current role, Gravina oversees Evolve IP’s global M&A strategy and philanthropic
efforts. He also is executive chairman of GPX Enterprises, a private investment company
he co-founded in 2007, with interests in real estate, manufacturing, software, consumer
health, cloud technology and financial services.
From 2009-2018, Gravina was a member of the board of directors of FS Investment Corporation,
a NYSE-listed business development company. He has also served on the board of trustees
of FS Energy and Power Fund, chairing the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee,
as well as the FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund.
Earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Villanova University
in 1984, Gravina is an active alumnus serving on the President’s Leadership Committee,
as well as a member of the 1842 Heritage Society. He is also a 2018 recipient of the
Villanova University Joe Walters Special Recognition Award.
Gravina supports several charitable organizations through the Thomas and Tracey Gravina
Family Foundation and serves on the boards of the Herb it Forward Foundation and the
Center City District Foundation, among numerous others. He currently resides in Haverford,
PA, with his wife Tracey and their three children.
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About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands
of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists
who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms.
PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic
medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in
applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic
medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership
and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician
assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration.
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to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care
to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.
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